Why Your eCommerce Brand Needs a NVOCC

Partnering with a full-service Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier, or NVOCC, can transform shipping and logistics for eCommerce brands. Robust NVOCCs are well versed in handling local and international shipments and forging relationships with several shipment companies that online retailers can choose from when it’s time to distribute their products.

The Benefits of Partnering with a NVOCC

A well-organized shipping and logistics strategy is vital to the success of online retailers and eCommerce brands. An optimized process ensures that customers receive orders on time and as described, increasing the likelihood that they will place additional orders with the eCommerce brand.

Additional benefits of leveraging NVOCC services include:

  • Controlled Shipping Prices – Shipping rates are subject to yearly increases, and can also rise during peak shipment times, like holidays and promotional periods. This leaves eCommerce brands with limited freight and shipping options. But non-vessel carriers work with shipping companies to broker fixed rates and competitive pricing, insulating brands from the risk of higher shipping costs.
  • Increased Crate Capacity – More often than not, large-scale retailers claim space in carrier crates far in advance, making it difficult for smaller, independent brands to secure space for their shipments. This is especially true during the holiday season, when companies offer shipping specials and are scaling orders to meet seasonal demand. Unlike typical freight forwarders or service providers, NVOCCs often own their own shipping containers for transport, making it easier for retailers to ship products. Additionally, non-vessel operators are generally able to negotiate enough space for shipments on carrier ships.
  • Adjusted Shipping Options – The volume of retail shipments can vary month to month, with some months resulting in a greater amount of customer orders than others. Online retailers and eCommerce brands shouldn’t be limited to reserving a fixed amount of space in a container. NVOCCs are able to provide flexible shipping and carrier options. By leveraging a wide network of carrier contacts, non-vessel carriers can negotiate more or less space for brands, depending on their specific needs for the month. 

Unlike a typical freight forwarder, a NVOCC acts as the carrier for shipments, assuming responsibility for all of the items within the containers.

Ready to Partner with a NVOCC? Dotcom Distribution has You Covered

Online retailers and eCommerce brands shouldn’t have to worry about how products will reach their customers. That’s why Dotcom Distribution has been the third-party logistics (3PL) partner of choice for eCommerce brands that need fast, reliable and cost-effective shipping services.

As a certified Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier, we’ve developed relationships with prominent shipping companies – both in the U.S. and abroad – to guarantee our clients the best price and the best service.

To learn more about the benefits of Dotcom Distribution as a NVOCC, contact us today